Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: devotional

How Can We Have Joy Even When Our Circumstances Stink?

One of my neighbors radiates joy. Humanly speaking, there’s no logical reason for this 30-something gal to smile as she does. She struggles with chronic illness. Her failing vision has—to a degree—stripped her of independence. Constant pain makes her day-to-day life downright difficult; sometimes she hurts so much that she can barely crawl up the… [ read more ]

Saying Thank-You to God: A Common Courtesy Often Neglected

Thankfulness—what a great exercise! It makes the heart healthy and puts a smile on our faces. It even lifts a weight from our shoulders. Why, then, do we often neglect to do it?    I think of the 10 lepers who cried to Jesus for physical healing (Luke 17:11-19). He granted their request. What happened?… [ read more ]